She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.
The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.
Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.
Lia escapes from a future she doesn’t want, on her wedding day. She and her friend Pauline travel and find a place to stay and hopefully permanently. Lia and Pauline finally settled in a small village after days of travelling. The real fun starts when two mysterious and very different men show up and show an interest in her.
What I really loved about this book was the mystery of the identities of the two men. One of them is the assassin and the other is the prince. This book was told in multiple POVs, and we don’t know who is who. I found that to be really exciting, and I admired the author’s skill.
Was there a love triangle? In my opinion, there wasn’t. It was clear to me who Lia really loved.
I must say that I found this book to be extremely slow paced. I felt like nothing was really happening. The story was just telling the day by day happenings in Lia’s life. I had to stop reading this book at about the 80% mark, because I just felt disinterested in the story. I picked this book up again about a few months later. Yes, MONTHS. I finally finished this, and I’m glad I decided to stop when I did, because I feel like I appreciated this book more when I started reading it again.